The entrance roads into Grant Park are now closed at the main entrance and adjacent to the golf course parking lot. Parking lots and restrooms are closed. Parks administration has taken this step to discourage carloads of people entering lakefront parks as warmer days occur, making social distancing difficult. Due to the efforts to delay the spread of COVID-19, Milwaukee County Parks has closed all golf courses, club houses and disc golf effective March 17, 2020. All dog parks have also been closed and locked until further notice. Parks has canceled park rentals, special events and organized sports activities through April 17, 2020. Reservations are still being taken for events that take place after May 15, 2020. While information is continuing to evolve, effective immediately, playgrounds are now closed to the public.
“The health and safety of our community and staff members are our highest priority,” Parks Executive Director Guy Smith said. “We want to remind people that Parks remain a healthy support in this situation. People may practice social distancing and healthy habits while enjoying their parks, and the department will do our best to keep outdoor park facilities accessible to the public during this challenging time.”
As part of our continued efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 all playgrounds in Milwaukee County Parks have been closed. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can remain on plastic and metal surfaces for several days. While we recognize these closures are disappointing and inconvenient, they are essential to support the health of our community at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
If your playgrounds have not yet, they should shortly be receiving signage explaining the closures.
For more information from Milwaukee County, please continue to monitor updates online: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19. We are also providing updates on the Parks Nextdoor website and on social media.